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Cozy cottage ' Escape to the Sun' in historic Red Lodge

Bedrooms 1
Space 58 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

This 625 sq ft cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bath, mountain views & is close to town

Escape with your partner or best friend to this vacation cottage in the heart of this historic Montana ski community in Red Lodge. You will enjoy the privacy and peaceful aura of this cozy cottage. Perfect for two, but accommodates four.

Stay in and enjoy a romantic meal that you've prepared in this well appointed kitchen or venture out and enjoy our classic Montana town and as you take in the sites whether it be in town or venturing beyond the town you feel that warm Montana hospitality around you. No matter what your plans maybe from quiet and intimate to adventure and fun or a social night life, the Red Lodge area has it all.

A great location, just 1 block from the Main street with mountain views. An easy walk to acclaimed restaurants, local micro brews, unique shops and all the charm that Red Lodge has to offer.

Just an hour drive from Billings and an easy drive to Yellowstone National Park, the Scenic Beartooth Highway, the Stillwater and in the winter great skiing at Red Lodge Mountain Ski Resort.

More Details

Nancy L Merkel
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2017

About Nancy L Merkel

Both of us are originally from Great Falls, Montana but oddly enough didn't know each other at that time, until we met in Billings in 2010 and is where we currently reside.

Nancy L Merkel purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Nancy L Merkel chose Beartooth Mountains

We love the outdoors and the unique feel that Red Lodge has to offer, it's not like a big city but is close enough to Billings that we can get away from it all without going a long way to get there. We fell in love with the house when we purchased it and have since added to it to make it very enjoyable and relaxing. We enjoy sightseeing, riding our motorcycles, ATV riding and camping so this is just the place to be.

What makes this cottage unique

Wildlife is abundant in the area from wild turkeys, birds of many varieties, deer, moose and even bears. The view from the picture window is amazing when the light hits the mountain just right and the warmth and cozy atmosphere the we've created inside and outside the cottage is something that keeps us coming back.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Red Lodge, Montana

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 58 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Over sized shower surround, toilet, hand sink w/ under cabinet, mirrored cabinet and baseboard heating.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Sofa converts to a full size bed with pillow top mattress
  • Has chest of drawers, full length closet with shelf, night stand with alarm clock, full length mirror and adjoining bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Fire wood is included with your stay.


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Cozy cottage ' Escape to the Sun' in historic Red Lodge
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews

Another great stay in Red Lodge!

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay at "Escape to the Sun" cottage was every bit as pleasant as the first. Thanks for your wonderful attention the detail, Nancy!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage in Red Lodge

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I came to Red Lodge to visit family, and the "Escape to the Sun" cottage was just what we needed. It is so cute! It had everything we needed and was thoughtfully stocked with anything we might need. The bed was comfortable and we loved the setting--it's an easy walk to downtown and in a nice neighborhood. The cottage is nicely decorated and was the perfect size for our needs. We love coming to Red Lodge and will certainly stay there again. Thank you Nancy.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A cozy spot to relax

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay in Red Lodge; the Escape to the Sun cottage was indeed cozy! It provided a great base camp for our adventures in the area. The deck and yard was a really nice place to observe wandering wildlife.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved cozy cottage "Escape to the Sun"

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was cozy, cute, comfortable, had everything we needed, and was in a good location. We will return!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boulder, CO

All the comforts of Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed again last week for a four night getaway at the Escape to the Sun cottage, as we enjoyed

our stay last May. Nancy and Al have provided all the little touches that make a place feel like home.

The well stocked kitchen includes all the dishes and cookware one would need, and the refrigerator

even had a half dozen eggs to get one started. The queen bed was comfy and warm. Even the bathroom

cabinet was stocked with some toiletries should one forget their own. The good size private deck with the

chiminea kept the night chill off while we grilled our dinner. The in town location made it easy to

leave the car at the cottage and walk downtown to the local shops and restaurants. Our visitor's

dog had a nice fenced in yard to roam in as well. We look forward to staying again next year!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for considering my home "your home away from home" Your welcome to stay whenever you decide to come to Red Lodge for your visits. I appreciate the manner in which you leave the cottage upon vacating.
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southern California

Cozy and very well equipped

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights at "Escape to the Sun" with the plan to do some hiking around Yellowstone. We had a great escape, but missed the sun. We were very pleased with how well equipped the cottage is. The kitchen had everything we wished for, including coffee and a grinder. Everything was clean and in good working order. Nancy was responsive on the one question we had. There was a binder provided with exceptionally detailed instructions for all appliances, as well as local information. No hesitation in recommending "Escape to the Sun".

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
62 Miles
Billings Logan International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Blue Ribbon
Nearest Golf
2.2 Miles
Red Lodge Mountain Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 212
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Carbon County Steak House
Nearest Ski
7.2 Miles
Red Lodge Mountain Ski Resort
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$63.05
Additional Guest Fee A$31.53 per person per night
Pet Fee A$56.75
Damage Deposit A$378.33

The pet fee is $ 45.00 for 2 nights. If staying for the weekly rate it's a $ 90.00 pet fee

You must be 21 years of age to rent the cottage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.